Will requesting Masses help?

I have requested Masses to be said for the dead, living and myself. I am in the state of mortal sin. Are the offered Masses still effective?

Dear friend,

The Mass is the most powerful prayer that exists because it is the prayer of Jesus to the Father on our behalf. But something is expected from us. There are no short cuts. The buck stops with you. Stop living in sin! Eternity is a long time. The Lord deserves your loyalty to Him. He loves you very much to have suffered and died on you behalf. I am asking everyone who reads this to pray that you repent and go to Confession. The Lord will meet you more than half-way if you want to come back to Him. But not next year; turn back to Him now!

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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